Support at Home and Abroad from St Mary’s

Acts 1: 8 says we are to share the Good News of Christ, witnessing to Him by serving our neighbour in every corner of the earth. Our mission is not about simply words, but about action.


The Community of the Resurrection, Mirfield, has had many links with Zimbabwe for the past 100 years. In 2009, Fr Carl Melville, who was on placement with us as a Pastoral Assistant in 2010, worked with CR to form the ‘Tariro Youth Project‘, which opened an orphanage for teenagers in Harare in August. Tariro (which means ‘hope’) House was opened for teenagers aged 14 upwards. There is a chronic lack of resources in the country to help teenage and other disadvantaged children and youth, often orphaned.

 St Mary’s has decided to help the work in Zimbabwe by donating monthly as a church and through individual sponsorship. The money goes directly towards helping many young people in Zimbabwe. With the donations, CR and the team in Zimbabwe are able to help fund educational courses, shelter, food and clothing for orphans who otherwise may be homeless, hungry and uneducated.

We also give financial support to the work of WaterAid and the Bible Lands Society as well as to crisis appeals at home and abroad, such as unicef’s Syria Children’s Appeal.

As well as trying to help abroad we support charities and good causes at home such as Handsworth Foodbank, The Archer Project, Christian Aid, The Royal British Legion,Help the Heros and The Children’s Society.

We would like to do more! With your donations, we can!

Our overseas support for orphans in Zimbabwe.


Last year’s Lent appeal is in support of
Additional Curates Society

We have also started to support

Handsworth Foodbank


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Among other places in the community we provide a collection point for the foodbank.